im finish with avira..... after heavy infection

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by simisg, Jun 16, 2009.

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  1. cqpreson

    cqpreson Registered Member

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    a-squared?An Antivirus which comes from Turky?I remembered it often has false alarm in the past.Now it improves?
     
  2. ypestis

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    No, Emsi Software GmbH is based in Austria.
    A-2,was always, IMO, a solid performer.
    With the addition of the German Ikarus antivirus,they have a huge database,and very high detection.
    With their own product,Mamutu,added,they also field a formidable behavior blocker.

    I use the free version,and there are false positives,but these are corrected very quickly,normally with the next update.

    I have trialed the paid product,and while for me, resourse use seemed high,
    there was no real slowdown.
     
  3. Zimzi

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    A-Squared is a great product. Unfortunately, can detect malware only on execution of a file which I found to be a litle bit risky. Also, had a few problem (sometimes real time protection did not start on Windows start up, system tray icon sometimes disappeared after update etc.)

    I can not wait to see Avira with the behavioral blocking component. :p
     
  4. Saraceno

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    Avira's upcoming improvements, and Avast version 5 should both be interesting. :)
     
  5. cqpreson

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    Thanks.Does it have the same parent company with AntiVir?Free software is also very good.I currently use the free version of Avira:D .
     
  6. cqpreson

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    I only hope Avira's upcoming antivirus software has less bugs and uses less computer's resource.Now I regard Avira as the best version in Avira's history.It is really very good.
     
  7. cqpreson

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    It seems that A-Squared needs to improve.
    Avira with the behavioral blocking component?It a new component?
     
  8. ypestis

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    No,Avira and Emsi are not connected at all.

    Oh,and cqpreson,I was not very clear,the free version of A-Squared does not have the behavior blocker,or real time.
    So you can use it on demand with your Avira if you want.
    (don't need it,but you can!)
     
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  9. andyman35

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    The reason that it detects only upon execution of a file is so that it can be run alongside a real-time AV without any issues.
     
  10. Phenom

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    Not many mention this.. antispyware but I think Spyware Doctor is very effective. The real time protection is superior and it is excellent at detecting and removing threats, but the only bad thing is it is bloated and may not function at times.
     
  11. Fly

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    Last time I used SD I dumped it in the trash bin.

    I've read it's in perpetual beta.

    Many AVs (see av-comparatives) are good at detecting spyware/adware/trojans. Why would you want to use a bloated product ?
    And you keep getting infected ? The best AVs will usually prevent infection, by means of a combination of 'technologies'.
     
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